VMware Horizon 7: What's New v6.x to v7.x

3 Day Course
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Official VMware Curriculum
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Overview

This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications. 

Product Alignment:

- VMware Horizon 7

Objectives

  • Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe how to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues

Target Audience

Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services.

Additional Information

Students with an expired VCP6-DTM certification may use this course to qualify for the course requirement for the VCP7-DTM certification.

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Modules

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Course Introduction (4 topics)

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

Evolution of VMware Horizon (3 topics)

  • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7 (4 topics)

  • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
  • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools (10 topics)

  • Describe instant clones
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Managing VMware Horizon Security (5 topics)

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager (4 topics)

  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
  • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
  • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools (6 topics)

  • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications (4 topics)

  • Explain how App Volumes works
  • Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
  • Install and configure App Volumes

Troubleshooting an Upgrade (5 topics)

  • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
  • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support

Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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